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Malikongwa’s waves of changes that transformed IDM

Richard Malikongwa took over the reins at Institute of Development Management (IDM) in 2016, a critical period in the transformation of the tertiary education sector in Botswana. When he assumed office, IDM was just reviewing its 5 year strategy, followed by a wave of changes under Malikongwa, which saw IDM transforming to become one of the most recognisable and respected brands in the education industry in Botswana – writes ALFRED MASOKOLA.  

IDM Regional Director launches Dimolemo Premium Institute

SEROWE: The Institute of Development Management (IDM) Regional Director, Richard Malikongwa has lauded the Management and Board of Dimolemo Premium Institute in Serowe for developing a unique product seeking to fight employment challenges in the Central Region.

IDM and SOS Kindergarten Class of 2021 Graduation

Last Friday, 3 December, the Institute of Development Management (IDM) in partnership with SOS Children’s Village held a graduation ceremony for the Kindergarten Class of 2021.
The event, held at Adansonia Hotel in Francistown, saw 14 brilliant young minds receive their well-deserved pathright to Primary School.
In his welcome remarks, IDM Francistown Campus Manager, Elijah Moakofhi warned the youngsters that they are growing up at a time when the world is facing great challenges.

IDM STUDENT IS A CERTIFIED FIFA-BFA REFEREE

Our Student Mr Gaolalwe keabetswe Kethobogile who is a 4th Year student and studying BSc in Public Health Management attended BFA Refereeing Education Course organized by BOTESSA in partnership with BFA on the 28th June 2021- 2nd July 2022.
He never looked back and had been training with a team of FIFA national referees and recently passed the Fitness Test on the 22/09/2021 which qualifies him to officiate in soccer league games and tournaments organized by Botswana Football Association (BFA).

The Freight Forwarding and Customs Compliance Certificate programme

 
The Institute of Development Management (IDM) in partnership with Eswatini Revenue Service (ERS) recently launched the Freight Forwarding and Customs Compliance Certificate programme which will be offered from January 2022 at IDM.
The launch was graced by the Commissioner General of ERS Mr Dumisani Masilela, PS Public Service and IDM board chair Mr Tsabedze, the Association of Clearing Agents Mr Jabu Vilakati and the EU representative Nomfundo Dlamini.

Botswana Telecommunications Corporation (BTC) STUDENTS SIM CARDS DISTRIBUTION

IDM has entered a contract with BTC to supply current active IDM students with 1GB of Corporate Internet. Students will use the same Internet being provided to IDM Main Campus, through BTC SIM Cards wherever there are BTC Mobile services. The SIM Cards are loaded with 1GB/day of Internet data and 60 minutes /month of free voice services, and the voice services are limited to the closed IDM SIM Cards group. Know Your Customer (KYC) links were provided for students to fill before they could be given the SIM Cards and so far, more than 3500 students have been issued with the SIM Cards.

OSH Short Course

IDM held a 5 days short course in Occupational Health and Safety this past week. This course offers an overview of potential and existing health and safety hazards that could undermine the productivity targets of the enterprise, the increasing awareness of the employees’ rights to health and safety at work and the need for organizations to comply with International Standards as well as the Lesotho Labour Code and the importance of sound occupational health and safety practices.

IDM Teaching Staff Training

This Past week, our Training Staff participated in a two(2) day assessment training facilitated by members of Lesotho College of Education. The purpose of the training is continue to acquit participants with skills necessary for effective assessment items. This is an activity that is conducted periodically to ensure that we deliver quality education to our learners.

Short Course in Tender evaluation

IDM recently conducted a one week short course training for LEC staff in Tender evaluation. The 5 days course is ideal for procurement professionals as well as senior staff members. It assists with skills capacity in helping members to reduce costs as well as reputational risks to the organization. Attendees are also given skills that help the organization to manage procurement activities through acquiring the right goods of the precise quantity, at the right time, delivered at the right place.

Call for Applications for August 2021 Intake

Remember to secure your seat for the August 2021 intake before close of applications in June. IDM will this year accept applications in Emergency Medical Care(EMC) in partnership with Boitekanelo College from Botswana. This is a one year certificate qualification payable at M17,500 per annum.

Moreover, Diploma qualifications spanning two years in Accounting and business studies as well as Human Resource Management are also available on pastime, weekend, full time as well as block release basis.

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